double bill


Definition of double bill

: a bill (as at a theater) offering two features

Examples of double bill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the first half of a rare NFL Monday night double bill, the Kansas City Chiefs will play host to the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium in a game that was postponed after both teams returned positive COVID-19 tests on Saturday. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs: Live stream, how to watch, odds, time," 5 Oct. 2020 The rescheduling creates a rare NFL double bill on Monday. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, "Patriots-Chiefs game rescheduled for Monday night after positive COVID-19 tests, per report," 4 Oct. 2020 The brothers’ first show was a double bill on Feb. 5, 1966, at Cleveland's Music Hall, featuring The Four Freshman and The New Christy Minstrels. cleveland, "Revisiting the World Series of Rock 1979 in all its insanity and greatness," 17 June 2020 Besides that, the only other concerts since then at Alpine were a Kiss and Motley Crue double-bill in 2012, and a Kiss and Def Leppard double bill in 2014. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Alpine Valley Music Theatre is back in business after no-show season, but struggles remain," 21 June 2018 Featuring a number of events at the Billy Wilder Theater, the series' Egyptian screenings kick off Feb. 14 with a double bill of Piranha and The Howling, two films written by Sayles for genre maestro Joe Dante. Jordan Cronk, The Hollywood Reporter, "Critic's Picks: A February To-Do List for Film Buffs in L.A.," 3 Feb. 2020 TUESDAY Band of Shepherds and Emily Cole Pop/rock double bill. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Concerts in Houston: Gladys Knight, Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone," 2 Jan. 2020 What better way to spend Tuesday evening than a country music double bill on TV? Nancy Kruh,, "It's Twice the Country Fun: Brad Paisley's First TV Special and 'CMA Country Christmas' Air Back to Back Tonight," 3 Dec. 2019 SUNDAY Future and Meek Mill Rap double bill, also featuring Houston’s Megan Thee Stallion. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Concerts in Houston: Maluma, Orville Peck, ‘Game of Thrones’," 26 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of double bill

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Double bill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of double bill

: two movies, plays, concerts, etc., that are seen one after the other

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